Welcome to Amy Nelson Equestrian at Hummingbird Stables!
With over 20 years riding and showing experience, plus 11 years of training hunter/jumpers and problem horses, Amy Nelson can help! She brings patience and professionalism to riding lessons and horse training. Amy has extensive knowledge of hunters and jumpers, including studying under Grand Prix level trainers and competing at higher level jumpers. Her passion is in re-training horses after the track. In recent years, she has used her background in hunter/jumpers to start young thoroughbreds for racing careers in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Canada. Amy believes that if young horses are taught hunter basics before the track, they will make excellent candidates for new careers after racing. She has trained and taught throughout the Midwest United States, and recently in Guam in the South Pacific.
Training and lessons available at your stable, or at Hummingbird Stables in Rochester, IL. Some of our students have never been on a horse...others have shown with the University of Kentucky or SIUE Equestrian Teams. Whatever your skill level...there's room for you at Hummingbird Stables.
Each horse is different, and cannot be fit into a 'mold.' The key to Amy's horse training program is tailoring each session to the individual horse. Over the years, she has seen horses and riders get hurt when that process is rushed. She lives by the motto: "be the person your horse thinks you are."
Amy Nelson working with Capricious in Yigo, Guam, USA. 2013. Check out the Photogallery!
Show Horse for SALE!! Check out Dolce our Sale Page. Currently in training for Western Pleasure/Hunt Seat.
Have your OTTB be as sweet as this! Ace OTTB re-trained by Amy Nelson
with Addison (grand daughter of Tri J Racing's owner)
Amy exercise riding at Fairmount 2013
Amy ponying horses at Fairmount Park Racetrack, May 2011
Amy Nelson showing in St. Louis at the National Equestrian Center
Amy Nelson schooling 4' with First Commander - an OTTB she trained from the track